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Old 12-14-02, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In daphnia (a small freshwater crustacean) they reproduce by parthenogenesis throughout the summer and in the fall they reproduce sexually, laying eggs that are resistant to dessication, freezing, etc...and then in the following spring/summer these hatch out and start the cycle again...this is called cyclical parthenogenesis, because they go from asexual to sexual back to asexual, and so on...I don't know what the criteria are for the stick insect to reproduce by parthenogenesis, like, does it reproduce like that when there are no males to mate with, or is there some other factor?...

Just looked it up, they (annam stick insects) would be reproducing by facultative parthenogenesis, in the absence of male fertilization.

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